There is something special about sports movies and their uplifting story that can inspire you to chase your dreams and become a better person. On top of that, if the movie is based on a real story, you'll get the front row of someone else life and possibly learn from the experience.
Real story movies are really popular in the sports genre. Directors are in constant search of some inspiring and unbelievable story to recreate that will smash the box office.
With that said, in today's article, we will focus on NFL movies that are based on a true story that you must watch.
The story of Dr. Bennet Omalu played by Will Smith is one of the best movies that is based on a true story event about the incredible discovery that changed the NFL forever. Omalu's discovery found a link between concussions in the NFL players that cause brain damage on athletes.
The overly charismatic Will Smith makes the movie even better, as his character's discovery is shadowed by the industry just to cover up the real things that are happening in professional football.
Dr. Bennet Omalu is fighting for better safety regulations in the NFL involving better gear for athletes that will prevent head injuries. It is a really interesting movie to watch that shaped football into what it is today.
We Are Marshall
Here we have Matthew McConaughey playing in a real story movie that takes place just after one of the biggest sports tragedies in history. Back in 1970, 75 Marshall University football team members including players coaches, and staff died in the plane crash, and the team is rebuilding in the movie.
It is a movie where McConaughey is trying to connect with the team, the town, and the university in an attempt to pick them up and get back to the game.
My All American
Here we have another sports drama about the college football career of Freddie Steinmark. This movie is based on the book Courage Beyond the Game> The Freddie Steinmark Story, and it is a great movie to watch.
The movie is about a football legend that was a standout player in college football with the Texas Longhorns and was coached by Darrel Royal, who many consider being one of the best college football coaches of all time.
This is a movie based on a true story about Vince Papale, and his rough but successful football journey. After an open tryout and an impressive workout, Papale managed to earn a spot on the Eagles roster at 30, which is often the age when the career path of professional athletes starts to decrease.
Played by Mark Wahlberg, Invincible is the most inspiring sports movie of all time that will show you that everything is possible if you believe.
What better way to mark the appearance of a legend as Papale in the NFL than making a truly inspiring movie based on his life.
The Blind Side
Here we have an Oscar-worthy movie that is based on a true story. With Sandra Bullock's incredible performance (She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in The Blind Side). The movie is based on the life of Michael Oher, who had a rough time at young age ending up homeless.
With the help of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean, he gets back on his feet and starts preparing for the long road to become a professional NFL player.
He works hard on overcoming his past and shows an incredible will for success just like Bill Gate's rules. It is a truly inspiring movie based on true events in the past. The Blind Side also shows the importance of people around you and their support, alongside the passion for the sport.
It is an uplifting and heartwarming movie that is undoubtedly one of the top 20 football movies of all time.